UNICEF emergency supplies for Rohingya refugee children arrive in Bangladesh

Arifa
By September 25, 2017 15:31

UNICEF emergency supplies for Rohingya refugee children arrive in Bangladesh

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  • Rohingya Children in Kutupalong Camp in Bangladesh. Image by: REUTERS

DHAKA – A consignment of UNICEF emergency supplies for hundreds of thousands of refugee Rohingya children and their families has arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

The cargo plane arrived from Copenhagen with 100 tons of supplies comprising water purifying tablets, family hygiene kits, sanitary materials, plastic tarpaulins, recreational kits for children and other items.

The supplies will provide urgently needed assistance to the estimated quarter of a million Rohingya child refugees who are among the 429,000 people to have fled across the border from neighbouring Myanmar in recent weeks. The refugees are now living in desperate conditions in southern Bangladesh.

“Ensuring that children and families have safe water for drinking and washing is absolutely essential in order to protect them against diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases,” said Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh. “This is a very real threat given the current situation in the camps and makeshift settlements where the Rohingya are now living, especially amid the current heavy rains.”

Other consignments – consisting of  school bags, tents, early childhood development kits, family hygiene and dignity kits, tarpaulin and nutrition materials – are also on their way to Bangladesh.

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